Patient Care Technician (PCT)WIA Approved

The Patient Care Technician is a multi-skilled health care worker who initially earns a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and then gains additional skills to perform routine patient care treatments including simple lab tests, EKG’s, simple dressing changes, phlebotomy.

Course Description: This 154 hour, 14 week program prepares students to work in long term care facilities, hospitals, and private duty. This program is taught with a combination of lecture, hands-on practical lab exercises, and real-world clinical experience conducted off-campus at an actual medical facility. This program is designed to prepare Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) to function as multi-skilled care providers in a variety of health-care settings and to increase employers’ abilities to meet their workforce needs. It is designed to prepare an individual to work in a hospital, long-term care setting or a skilled nursing facility. The technician will receive education on standard and universal health care precautions, therapeutic communication techniques, English and math skills, customer service, patient care delivery systems, current technology usage, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy safety.

Requirements: Current Connecticut CNA license and CPR certification

Students must be able to pass a background check including criminal records, and be capable of meeting physical exam and related requirements to successfully complete the program.

 Student Health Requirement Form – Must Be Completed Before Clinical

Session(s) Currently Offered

Evenings   12 weeks_154 hrs 
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2/6/2017 - 5/7/2017
LH B222, LH A208
Elsie Hernandez (Lecture & Review), Jill Bull (Lab & Clinical)

Fee: $2,000 (includes textbooks, uniforms, and certification exam)

Instructors: Elsie Hernandez, Jill Bull

60 hours

Mondays & Tuesdays

February 6, 2017 – April 24, 2017
No lecture 3/13, 3/14 (spring break)
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Classroom LH B222

48 hours


February 8, 2017 – April 19, 2017
No Lab 3/15
4:00pm – 8:20pm
Lafayette Hall A208

36 hours


March 11, 2017 – April 29, 2017
No Clinical 4/15 (Easter Holiday)
8:30am – 3:00pm
Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT

Exam Review
10 hours

April 25, April 26 & May 1, 2017
4pm – 7:20pm
Lafayette Hall A208

NHA Exam

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time and Location TBD